The Viper is one of the most ambitious projects ever created for Maker Faire. This dedicated group of Young Makers decided to build a fully functioning flight simulator. They sketched their idea in Lego, and then brought it to life. All it took was a chopped up fuselage, software engineering, welded frames, a ton of servos, sound design, a Battlestar Galactica marathon, and of course, teamwork. Experience The Viper at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19th and 20th.
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The Viper, part of the Young Makers Program, is a motion controlled flight simulator inspired by the ship of the same name from the SyFy Channel's TV Series Battlestar Galactica. The basic idea is to mount the fuselage of a small plane (a Piper PA-28) on a custom motion control platform that is capable of 360 degree rotation around both the pitch and roll axes.